Learn to draw and get more out of traveling! ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching. It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become more observant and expand your traveling experience.
A wise man once said the only way to learn how to sketch, is to sketch! Want to learn?
This class will introduce drawing and design concepts (line, shape, value, perspective, shade, shadow, composition) in a supportive atmosphere. The idea is to do a rough sketch that is not overly detailed, to simply observe and then sketch. Don’t pressure yourself to be accurate (accuracy is for cameras) but rather to get into a rhythm and sketch from the right side of your brain. We’ll use the interesting architecture of local buildings in Marine as the subject of our beginning drawings.
Materials to bring to class:
- 2B and 4B pencils
- Sketch pad (from 4X6 to 9X12)
- Light foldable lawn chair and an extra layer, if needed for outdoor temperatures
- As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.
No experience needed.
*Note that this class covers pencil sketching in black and white. It is the prerequisite you will need in order to take Jim’s class “Travel Sketching in the Wonderful World of Color,” scheduled for April 27
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Materials Fee: None
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.